ORLY-EP0125A - Racist Climate Change & Hate Groups Vote Too

ORLY-EP0125A - Racist Climate Change & Hate Groups Vote Too  

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #125A recorded Friday September 9th, 2016 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen, with my usual suspects, David O’Connor, Stephen Griffith, Daniel Atherton, and Fred Sims.

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Potpourri: Guests/Rants/Etc:

  1. http://www.scmp.com/news/world/africa/article/2015544/serious-antivenom-shortage-face-global-snakebite-crisis

  2. North Korea tested its 5th nuclear warhead, this time a 10 kt yield. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37314927

    1. The world is not happy about it, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37317782

  3. Click Bait: Black Lives Matter UK says climate change is racist.  http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-09-06/black-lives-matter-uk-says-climate-change-racist

  4. Syrian Conflict: U.S. and Russia Agree. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37324872

  5. Campaigns in Contrast. http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/johnwright/trump_pence_to_speak_at_annual_values_voters_summit_hosted_by_anti_lgbt_hate_group


This Week in History:

Sources: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

  1. 1776 - On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress formally declares the name of the new nation to be the “United States” of America. This replaced the term “United Colonies,” which had been in general use.

  2. 1893 - Frances Folsom Cleveland, the wife of President Grover Cleveland, gives birth to a daughter, Esther, in the White House

  3. 1971 - Prisoners riot and seize control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York. Later that day, state police retook most of the prison, but 1,281 convicts occupied an exercise field called D Yard, where they held 39 prison guards and employees hostage for four days. After negotiations stalled, state police and prison officers launched a disastrous raid on September 13, in which 10 hostages and 29 inmates were killed in an indiscriminate hail of gunfire. Eighty-nine others were seriously injured.

Top Hi-story: 1919 - The infamous Boston Police Strike of 1919 begins, causing an uproar around the nation and confirming the growing influence of unions on American life. Using the situation to their advantage, criminals took the opportunity to loot the city.

As society changed in the 20th century, police were expected to act more professionally. Some of their previous practices were no longer countenanced. Explanations such as that later given by the Dallas chief of police in defense of their unorthodox tactics–“Illegality is necessary to preserve legality”–was no longer acceptable to the public. Police forces were brought within the civil service framework and even received training for the first time. Soon, the American Federation of Labor (AFL) began to create local police unions.

When the Boston Police went on strike on September 9, the country’s leading newspapers sounded the alarm bells. Some falsely reported that gangs were running wild and attacking women throughout the city. Others saw it as evidence of the spread of communism. In actuality, the strike prompted a lot of property damage but did not seriously endanger the safety of the community-partly due to the quick response of the government.

Calvin Coolidge, governor of Massachusetts at the time, called out the militia to assist Harvard students and faculty who were acting as a volunteer force. (He later used the incident to boost himself to the presidency.) While the Boston Police Strike proved disastrous for unions in the short term, police were eventually allowed to form unions. However, it is illegal for police to go on strike, and even informal work actions such as the “Blue Flu,” whereby large numbers of police officers call in sick at the same time, are seriously discouraged.

ORly Radio Show 63 for Saturday June 20th, 2015 - Racism Meets Reality - Charleston and the Confederacy

ORly Radio Show 63 for Saturday June 20th, 2015 - Racism Meets Reality - Charleston and the Confederacy

Welcome to ORly Radio Show 63 for Saturday June 20th, 2015  where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen with my usual suspects Michael Robinson and David O’Connor.

Errata From Last Week: We make mistakes. Please, if you find one, pause the podcast, and send us a note. orlyradiopodcast@gmail.com or phone it in 470-222-6759

QUICK Headlines by Circa:


The Good:

  1. Rupert Murdoch to step down as CEO of 21st Century Fox in 2016, Sons will inherit the reins, and are not conservative and hate Fox News.

    1. http://circanews.com/s/8IL

    2. http://www.salon.com/2015/06/17/fox_news_as_we_know_it_may_be_screwed_roger_ailes_stunning_rebuke_could_spell_the_end/

  2. A group of chemists and engineers who work with nanotechnology published a paper this month in Nature Nanotechnology about an ultra-fine mesh that can merge into the brain to create what appears to be a seamless interface between machine and biological circuitry. Called “mesh electronics,” the device is so thin and supple that it can be injected with a needle — they’ve already tested it on mice, who survived the implantation and are thriving. The researchers describe their device as “syringe-injectable electronics,” and say it has a number of uses, including monitoring brain activity, delivering treatment for degenerative disorders like Parkinson’s, and even enhancing brain capabilities. http://gizmodo.com/scientists-just-invented-the-neural-lace-1711540938

Logical Fallacy

The Bad:

  1. Racism?: Next $10 bill will feature a woman, US Treasury Dept. says  http://circanews.com/s/HeJB Public says it should have been the $20

  2. Rachel Dolezal Resigns President of NAACP of Washington position after being outed as white by her parents and self identifying as black for a really long time. just google her name, but don’t read the comments.


The Ugly:

  1. Racism: Charleston shooter charged with 9 counts of murder, 1 gun possession charge  http://circanews.com/s/DBMB

  2. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/barrierbreaker/why-it-might-be-time-to-accept-that-white-lives-matter-more-a-black-atheist-reacts-to-dylann-roofs-bond-hearing/

  3. Audio Clip: Sandy Rios, the American Family Association’s director of governmental affairs, attacked President Obama today for his response to the Charleston shooting, which she said is proof that he “enjoys” such incidents because it will give him another chance to “remove guns from the hands of the American people.” http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/sandy-rios-obama-enjoyed-charleston-shooting

  4. Confederate Flag controversy:

    1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/06/19/why-south-carolinas-confederate-flag-isnt-at-half-mast-after-church-shooting/

    2. A little happy: Supreme Court rules Texas can refuse Confederate flag on license plates  http://circanews.com/s/y7GB


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